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  • Wilson is an alternative to traditional classroom instruction, using the independent study mode of delivery. Academic courses are aligned with the California State Standards. 

  • WHS awards the same high school diploma as the comprehensive high schools

  • WHS has a traditional cap and gown graduation ceremony at the end of the school year

  • WHS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

  • Teachers at WHS are California State credentialed

  • Students attend WHS a minimum of twice per week. Other days of attendance may be assigned for subject sessions and other academic needs. Special circumstances are discussed and determined through a team meeting.

  • Students may be assigned fewer subjects at one time and are paced to complete the required number of semester credits (30) 

  • Students must complete at least 20 hours of work outside of their school hours, however 30 hours per week - or more - is necessary for credit recovery

  • Wilson students may attend college classes, SVCTE, or enroll in ROP

  • WHS is NOT Adult Education, GED, or the after-school/night school program

  • WHS works with students to return to the comprehensive high school when appropriate

  • Has reliable transportation to and from school for class

  • Has good organization skills, academic skills, and/or is willing to strengthen them by developing a study plan with their teacher or school counselor 

  • Is willing to work independently outside of school to complete assigned coursework

  • Attends class every week

  • Maintains a balance of school and social/work time, to keep priority on school work

  • Uses effective time management strategies to complete school work throughout the week to ensure adequate progress and retain the academic content – rather than “cramming” all or most of the school work the night before class

  • Maintains healthy eating and sleeping habits to ensure school success

  • Communicates regularly with his/her teacher and counselor to ensure individual needs are being met 

  • Has a parent/guardian who monitors progress and communicates with the student’s teacher

  • Follows ALL school policies and expectations

Our Students Benefit From:

  • Small class sizes – 8 students  maximum assigned to a teacher  per day.
  • Individual attention – every  student gets 1:1 time with their  teacher regarding their coursework  and progress towards graduation.
  • Pace of work – every student is  assigned work they can complete  on their own.
  • Option for credit recovery.
  • Access to daily counseling and  support.


Wilson High School's unique structure provides two programs specifically designed to meet the individual needs of the students:

  • The Minors Program
  • The Young Parent's Center (YPC)